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Niantic’s Communications team is seeking a communications manager for our Tokyo Studio, focusing on Monster Hunter Now.

At Niantic, we're passionate about forging a path where augmented reality enhances our real-world experiences. Our mission is to encourage exploration, foster social connections, and bring joy to everyday life through AR.

We're looking for an expert Communications Manager to lead our communication strategy for Monster Hunter Now in Japan, and to help orchestrate communications and planning for the game globally. You'll play a pivotal role in catapulting the game's presence and success both within Japan and beyond. You’ll also contribute to the overall success and reputation of our Tokyo Studio and lead other projects as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Creative Leadership: Work cross functionally with our product and marketing teams to tell the story and promise of Monster Hunter Now to millions of potential players.

  • Media Relations: Cultivate and strengthen relationships with Japanese media outlets. Develop compelling messaging and efficiently handle press inquiries.

  • Press Engagement Leadership: Plan and lead press events such as roundtables and conferences to boost Monster Hunter Now's visibility and understanding among key media and influencers.

  • Press Material Development: Work collaboratively with the Global Communications team and other teams across the company to create impactful media materials. Ensure alignment with our overarching communication and marketing strategies.

  • Industry Engagement: Immerse yourself in the Niantic universe, our games, and the broader gaming industry. Stay abreast of trends and actively participate in cross-functional team meetings.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.

  • Required in-office 3 days on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Qualifications

  • Communications Expertise: 8+ years and a consistent track record in communications or public relations, preferably in the game, entertainment or tech sectors.

  • Creative Chops: Strong ability to work collaboratively with product and marketing teams to create communications moments that break through the noise.

  • Writing and Organizational Skills: Strong writing skills, and the ability to translate detailed features and updates into digestible and attention-grabbing announcements.

  • Business English Proficiency: Fluent English skills for effective collaboration with international teams and offices.

  • Gaming Passion: A strong enthusiasm for gaming, especially location and AR-based mobile games.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice.

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous interactions with others.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic's global-scale augmented reality platform and digital map powers spatial computing experiences in the real world. Incubated out of the Maps team at Google, Niantic first created Ingress and then Pokémon GO, a cultural phenomenon and hit game played by tens of millions of people each month. Niantic’s Lightship platform, which powers Pokémon GO, also supports the company's other games including Pikmin Bloom, Peridot and Monster Hunter Now. Developers use Niantic’s platform to build their own AR applications and experiences, either with the Lightship Platform or directly through the web with 8th Wall.

We believe that cultivating a workplace where our people are supported and included is essential to creating great products our community will love. Our mission emphasizes seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in person interaction and collaboration fosters creativity, a sense of community, and is critical to our future success as a company. Our hybrid work schedules allow for a mix of remote and in-office work.

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who value intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem-solving! We have growing offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Bellevue, Kansas, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich.